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Taking control

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s post-election ‘Summer Budget’ contained some radical and surprising measures – aimed, for example, at ‘non-doms’ and buy-to-let landlords – while offering a number of sweeteners for the middle-classes, such as inheritance...

Osborne updates dividend tax regime

From an investment perspective, the most notable change in the post-election ‘Summer Budget’ was arguably the scrapping of the existing dividend tax credit regime. Under this system, dividends are paid with a notional 10% tax credit, meaning non- and basic-rate...